I’m currently working on a nonfiction project about decomposition, how things fall apart in a self or a community or a nation, and how this process of dying—in the body, in physical and political landscapes—can generate new life, new ways of seeing, new forms of power. Called The Cracks, it explores both the private and public dimensions of decomposition—how it can lead to increased isolation and violence as well as healing, connection, and renewal. Race, class, sports, sex, religion, and the “carnage” of the 2016 presidential election all form backdrops for my writings. My title piece appears in Hotel Amerika and is based on photographer Sally Mann’s What Remains exhibition, including some of these photos here.
My writing has appeared in multiple forms and venues. Click on the links below to read more.